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Chicago’s offense lays an egg in season opener, a rotten egg at that. The defense deserved a better fate.

Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears
Leonard Floyd #94 of the Chicago Bears reacts during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the game at Soldier Field on September 05, 2019 in Chicago
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!!

BEARRRSSSS

The Bears had a 1st and 40 (yes, really) - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears offense struggled against Green Bay and featured an ugly penalty-laden series.

Don’t let Khalil Mack near the ball at any point, because he *will* take it away from you - NBC Sports Chicago - Ball’s out!

Bears drop low-scoring opener - ChicagoBears.com - The Bears defense allowed just one touchdown and sacked Aaron Rodgers five times in Thursday night’s season opener at Soldier Field. But an out-of-sync Chicago offense mustered only one field goal in a 10-3 loss.

This Better Not Be the Offense: Packers 10, Bears 3 - Bleacher Nation - You couldn’t have scripted a worse offensive game for the Bears if you tried.

Nagy: Every Bears fan should be upset - ESPN Video - Bears head coach Matt Nagy expresses frustration about the team’s performance against the Packers, saying that every fan should be upset too.

Is he a franchise quarterback? Mitchell Trubisky bombs in Bears’ opener - ESPN - The offense looked shaky in the Bears’ 10-3 loss to the Packers, and Trubisky’s familiar struggles took center stage.

Bernstein: Unprepared Bears Offense Ruins Party - 670 The Score - It wasn’t supposed to seem like the Bears still need so much work.

Packers Stifle Bears In 10-3 Win In Season Opener - 670 The Score - The Bears gained only 254 yards of offense and were 3-of-15 on third downs.

Eddy Pineiro makes 38-yard FG to give Bears the lead – ProFootballTalk - Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro might not face a more pressure-packed kick in his career. After the way the season ended for the Bears, everyone in Chicago held their breath as Pineiro tried a 38-yarder in the first quarter.

Bears vs. Packers final score 2019: Chicago falls in NFL kickoff game - Chicago Sun-Times - An ugly start to a season with big expectations for the Bears.

Bears start 100th season with ugly loss to rival Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky capped a brutal night by throwing an interception to former Bears safety Adrian Amos in the end zone at the two-minute warning.

Bears’ defense near-perfect against Aaron Rodgers early, but it’s not enough - Chicago Sun-Times - Rodgers lit the Bears up on a 4-for-4, 74-yard touchdown drive to offset everything the defense had done to that point.

Three takeaways from Bears-Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Three key takeaways from the Bears’ season opener against the Packers:

Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro makes first career field goal try vs. Packers - Chicago Sun-Times - Eddy Pineiro made his first career NFL field goal try Thursday night, drilling a 38-yard kick with 4:09 left to take a 3-0 lead against the rival Packers.

Bears alumni and fans fill Grant Park to celebrate 100th season - Chicago Sun-Times - They weren’t as easy to spot as the Payton and Mack jerseys, but if you looked closely, Bears greats could be seen among the fans.

Packers 10, Bears 3: Defense shines but offense fizzles in a season-opening setback - Chicago Tribune - A stout defensive effort — including five sacks of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers — was not enough to lead the Bears to victory Thursday. Bears QB Mitch Trubisky also was sacked fives times, and he threw an interception as well.

Bears honor Mike DeStefano, a high school football star who was almost killed in a grisly car crash 10 years ago, by rolling out the red carpet - Chicago Tribune - For Mike DeStefano, Bears game days always come with an extra adrenaline surge. Thursday, though, was so very different. This time DeStefano had an invitation to the biggest show in town. Bears-Packers. Soldier Field.

Instant reaction from the Bears' Week 1 loss to Green Bay - NBC Sports Chicago - The Bears defensive line and Allen Robinson were bright spots while Mitch Trubisky and Matt Nagy had forgettable nights.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Antonio Brown may end up getting no payment at all from the Raiders – ProFootballTalk - As the Raiders make a decision regarding the future of receiver Antonio Brown, there’s a chance he ultimately will receive not a penny of the new contract he signed with the team in March. PFT has obtained an analyzed a full copy of the contract.

Drew Rosenhaus: Antonio Brown wants to play, unsure if he will – ProFootballTalk - Amid talk that Antonio Brown’s relationship with the Raiders has soured to such an extent that he may never play for them, Brown’s agent says he’s working on a resolution

KNOW THINE ENEMY

USA Today names top 3 players in Detroit Lions history - Pride Of Detroit - Do you agree with their list?

2019 Week 1: Falcons at Vikings - Daily Norseman - The 2019 NFL season is finally upon us!

Packers defense bears down in 10-3 win over Chicago in Week 1 - Acme Packing Company - Brian Gutekunst’s offseason spending spree pays off in Week 1 as the defense controls the game and new additions provide enormous impact. It turns out, Adrian Amos can make plays.

IN CASE YOU YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Curl: Chicago Bears offense sputters and Chicago falls behind the Green Bay Packers in 10 to 3 season opener loss - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears defense looks as good as we could have hoped, but the offense falls short of even mediocre expectations in the Bears home opener

WhiskeyRanger: OSS – Midway Avengers - Windy City Gridiron - DaaaaVengers!

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